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4dr Sdn RWD
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4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0L TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0L TDI Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Prestige
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 Coupe
  • E350 BlueTEC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 BlueTEC Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Coupe
  • E400 Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Wagon
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Wagon
  • E550 Coupe
  • E350 Cabriolet
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 Cabriolet
  • E63 AMG Sedan
  • E63 AMG Wagon

Prices

MSRP $47,700 $43,100 $51,000
Invoice $44,361 $40,084 $47,430
Avg. Paid $46,931 N/A $38,192

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.9 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.3 9.1
Performance 8.6 8.5 8.4
Interior 8.0 8.4 8.3
Safety 10.0 10.0 10.0
Reliability 4.5 3.5 4.5
Operating Cost N/A N/A 7.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Top-notch cabin materials
  • Very supportive seats
  • Agile handling
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Beautiful, high-quality interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Engaging handling
  • Powerful engines
  • Comfortable, composed ride
  • Strong reliability rating
Cons
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Tepid base engine
  • Not as nimble as some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/211 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 19 City / 29 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 114.7 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 193.9 191.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 73.8 73.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 57.8 58.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3795 3726 3825

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Optional
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
All Wheel Steering Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99 97.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38 37.2 37.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.5 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 37.4 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.3 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.3 14.1 15.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Optional Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5 L/211 2.0 L/121 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 306 @ 6400 220 @ 4450 302 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 277 @ 4800 258 @ 1500 273 @ 3500-5250
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 37.4 39 36.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 33 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 19.8 21.1

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Multi-Link 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard